A cardiologist with a deep interest in arts, culture and Irish history, Michael Conway was walking through Kilkenny
when the walls whispered to him. “I looked in through an archway and I saw this old building. Something said, ‘you should buy that’...” and the rest is history.
Quite an extensive history, in fact. Built in 1582, The Hole in the Wall
actually pre-dates Trinity College Dublin – back in the 1790s, it was the most popular tavern in Ireland. There are plenty of original oak beams (from trees which would have started growing at least a thousand years ago) – the floor downstairs, the four walls, all of the lime plaster, mortar, and stone are as they've been for centuries. Reaching back even further into the mists of time, the pub comes complete with its very own standing stone – a signature of the civilisation which existed in the area many millennia ago.